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Doubts over Black Caviar's future after Ascot win

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By Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Black Caviar's narrow victory in front of Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Ascot may have been the unbeaten Australian mare's last race.

The 6-year-old Black Caviar's mere presence created a real buzz at Ascot meeting, but the Australian horse tore back muscles during her victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on Saturday, which extended her winning streak to 22 races.

Black Caviar's owners will make a decision on her future in the next three or four weeks and retirement is an option for the world's second-ranked flat racing horse, who gained a status akin to a national heroine in Australia after her Ascot triumph.

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